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Track My Car Shipment by VIN: What You Need to Know

What's in this article?
  1. What Is A Vin Number? 
  2. Why Knowing The Vin Is Important 
  3. Where Can I Find The Vin Code? 
  4. You Can Always Trust Us With Your Shipment 
Track My Car Shipment by VIN: What You Need to Know

It's hard not to worry when you are shipping your car to a new location, especially if it's long-distance or if you are shipping a car overseas. Even if you trust the carrier, you can still find yourself wondering if your car is in good hands or if there's any way that you can track the shipment. 

Luckily, there is. 

You can use your car's VIN number to track your shipment with ease. What's that, how does it work, and where do you find it? 

Keep reading to find out. 

What Is a VIN Number? 

A VIN number, short for a Vehicle Identification Number, is a code that is unique to each car. Think about it as your car's fingerprints as no two vehicles have the same VIN. 

The VIN code has 17 characters, both letters, and digits, that give specific information about your vehicle, such as the manufacturer, where it was built, engine size and type, the model year, and so on. 

Don't worry if your VIN code is shorter than 17 characters. If your car is older than the 1980s, then that's likely the reason as the code was shorter back then. 

Why Knowing the VIN Is Important 

In addition to the unique features of your car, the VIN code can also provide very valuable information about your vehicle's history. It can tell, for example, if and where it was registered if there were any warranty claims or insurance coverage issues. It's a powerful tool, especially if you are in the process of buying a vehicle and want to ensure that the seller has given you all the right details. 

It's also an essential piece of information if you didn't manage to register the car before needing to ship it. Carriers will ask for a list of documents before shipping a vehicle, such as the original registration and title, ID, and so on. If, for some reason, your car is not registered in your name yet or if you need to ship it on someone else's behalf, such as your girlfriend or family member, then you can use the VIN code to do so. 

Where Can I Find the VIN Code? 

If this is the first time you've heard about the VIN code, then you may be wondering where you can find it. 

The number should be in your insurance policy, so check there. It can also be found on your car's title and registration documents. If you don't have any of these documents with you, but the car is still in your possession, then you can check the dashboard on the driver's side or the driver's side door, next to the doorpost. 

You Can Always Trust Us with Your Shipment 

Finding an auto shipping company that you can trust can be extremely difficult. And understandably so as there are many things to consider, such as their experience, if they are licensed, their insurance coverage, rates, and so on. 

At A-1 Auto Transport, we've tried to make this process as simple as possible for you. With just a few clicks on our website, you can find all the information you need, from details about our company to estimates about your delivery. And, if you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us or fill out the online form to ask for a free quote. 

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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